GM Bananas

Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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This 8 minute video segment from Catalyst explains how genetically modified bananas could be the answer to malnutrition in developing countries. Botanists in Queensland are developing genetically modified bananas that can boost vitamin and mineral content and create disease resistant varieties. Issues of lack of genetic diversity in bananas are explained. Benefits and problems of using biotechnology are discussed.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-15LW) explains how biological understanding has advanced through scientific discoveries, technological developments and the needs of society

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU184) The transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE195) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
MovingImage
ScOT topics:
DNA
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Catalyst
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Resource ID: 4dd47622-bac9-4031-b9a3-7453d64c902b